Barbara Krainovich Miller

Clinical Professor

1 212 998 5738

433 First Avenue
Room 648
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview

Dr. Krainovich-Miller is a Clinical Professor. She is a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist and holds a doctorate in nursing education from Columbia University, Teachers College. She was inducted as a fellow of the Academy of Nursing (FAAN) as well as among the first inductees of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education Fellows (ANEF) in recognition of her enduring and sustained contributions and visionary nursing education leadership in competency-based education and evaluation, simulation, and interprofessional education as well as her ability to influence health care policies and practices in nursing education. Dr. Krainovich-Miller was involved in interdisciplinary initiatives such as with the NYU School of Medicine's simulation collaborations with nursing and medical students and their C21 Curriculum Committee. She has a track record of obtaining significant Advanced Nursing Education HRSA grants to increase the use of simulation in the classrooms and increasing the diversity of the students entering the Nursing Education and Psych Mental Health Nursing MS programs.

1988, EdD, Nursing Education, Columbia University, Teachers College
Professional membership
Alumni Association of Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
American Academy of Nursing
American Association of Higher Education (AAHE)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
American Nurses Association (ANA) via NY State Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
Eastern Nursing Research Society of MARNA/NEON (Charter member)
John Dewey Circle of the Teachers College, Columbia University Fund
NACLI, District 14
New York Long Island Nursing Diagnosis Group (NYLINDA)
New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) International
Nursing Education Alumni Association (NEAA), Teachers College, Columbia University (Life Time Member)
School of the Holy Child Alumni Association
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Alpha Omega Chapter
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Upsilon Chapter
Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (SERPEN)
Society for Simulation in Health Care (SSHC)
Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH)
Southern New York League of Nursing (SNYLN)
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science

Nursing diagnosis in education: Significance for nursing education

Krainovich-Miller, B., Frauenfelder, F., & Mueller-Staub, M. (2012). Nanda International Nursing diagnoses: Definitions and classification 2012-2014, 90-98,

Assessing weight perception accuracy to promote weight loss among U.S. female adolescents: a secondary analysis.

Yost, J., Krainovich-Miller, B., Budin, W., & Norman, R. (2010). BMC public health, 10, 465, 10.1186/1471-2458-10-465

Overweight and obesity have become a global epidemic. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among U.S. adolescents has almost tripled in the last 30 years. Results from recent systematic reviews demonstrate that no single, particular intervention or strategy successfully assists overweight or obese adolescents in losing weight. An understanding of factors that influence healthy weight-loss behaviors among overweight and obese female adolescents promotes effective, multi-component weight-loss interventions. There is limited evidence demonstrating associations between demographic variables, body-mass index, and weight perception among female adolescents trying to lose weight. There is also a lack of previous studies examining the association of the accuracy of female adolescents' weight perception with their efforts to lose weight. This study, therefore, examined the associations of body-mass index, weight perception, and weight-perception accuracy with trying to lose weight and engaging in exercise as a weight-loss method among a representative sample of U.S. female adolescents.

Gathering and appraising the literature

Fulton, S., & Krainovich-Miller, B. (2010). Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-base practice, 56-80,

Evidence-based practice challenge: teaching critical appraisal of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines to graduate students.

Krainovich-Miller, B., Haber, J., Yost, J., & Jacobs, S. K. (2009). The Journal of nursing education, 48, 186-95,

The TREAD Evidence-Based Practice Model is a framework for faculty to use in graduate research courses so students can become excellent consumers of the best available evidence to use in their clinical decision making in the practice setting. This model is based on competency in information literacy as the basis for developing evidence-based search strategies to find, appraise, and synthesize Level I evidence, including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and evidence-based practice guidelines. This model emphasizes the use of standardized critical appraisal tools, such as the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) or Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE), to facilitate user-friendly rapid appraisal of Level I evidence. Faculty are challenged to embrace this paradigm shift, to unlearn how they learned, and to teach their graduate research course focusing on the importance of Level I evidence to enable their graduates to make informed advanced practice decisions and improve patient outcomes.

Research news you can use: Base your practice on evidence: Can falls be prevented?

Krainovich-Miller, B. (2009). New York Nurse, 40, 11,

Measuring cultural awareness of nursing students: a first step toward cultural competency.

Krainovich-Miller, B., Yost, J. M., Norman, R. G., Auerhahn, C., Dobal, M., Rosedale, M., … Moffa, C. (2008). Journal of transcultural nursing : official journal of the Transcultural Nursing Society, 19, 250-8, 10.1177/1043659608317451

This pilot study was designed to measure nursing students' level of cultural awareness. It replicated phase II of Rew, Becker, Cookston, Khosropour, & Martinez's (2003) methodological study that developed and tested a Cultural Awareness Scale (CAS). Using a cross-sectional design, the CAS was distributed to nursing students in three nursing programs' (bachelor's, master's, doctoral) beginning and end courses. Cronbach's alpha for the CAS Total instrument was 0.869, with subscale scores ranging from 0.687 to 0.902, comparable to the findings of Rew et al. Given the limitations of this study, results must be viewed with a degree of caution. Recommendations include further educational research in the form of psychometric testing of the CAS among nursing students, including refinement of both the CAS instrument and the demographic tool. The authors also recommend that studies be conducted to determine the validity and reliability of the CAS with nurses in the health care arena.

Mentoring: The essential ingredient in developing the next generation of nursing leaders

Krainovich-Miller, B., & Fulmer, T. (2007). New York University College of Dentistry Global Health Nexus, 9, 21-24,

The research process: Integrating evidence-based practice

LoBiondo-Wood, G., Haber, J., & Krainovich-Miller, B. (2006). Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice, 27-45,

Transforming a graduate nursing curriculum to incorporate evidence-based practice: The New York University experience

Krainovich-Miller, B., & Haber, J. (2006). Teaching evidence-based practice in nursing: A guide for academic and clinical settings, 165-192,

Improving Diagnostic Accuracy Using an Evidence-Based Nursing Model

Levin, R.F., Lunney, M., & Krainovich-Miller, B. (2005). International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications, 15, 114-122, 10.1111/j.1744-618x.2004.tb00008.x


Madeline A. Naegle, Barbara Krainov (2003). Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 22, 461-482, 10.1080/01612840119731

Critical reading strategies: Overview of the research process

Krainovich-Miller, B., LoBiondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (2002). Nursing research: Methods, critical appraisal, and utilization, 33-50,

Literature review

Krainovich-Miller, B. (2002). Nursing research: Critical appraisal, and utilization, 77-105,

Behavioral health home care

Krainovich-Miller, B. & Rosedale, M. (1999). Advanced practice nursing in psychiatric and mental health care, 337-357,